United States
$90,000 - $98,000 USD yearly


Murfreesboro Embassy Suites

Executive Chef

Full time

Atrium SPIRIT – where teamwork, passion and appreciation ignite service excellence

We are currently recruiting for an Executive Chef to join the Murfreesboro Embassy Suites team! With 283 all-suites rooms and 63,000 sq. ft. of function space, the hotel is conveniently located in the suburbs of Nashville with less than 30-minute commute to and from the center of Downtown Nashville. This is a great opportunity to grow in the hospitality industry with leadership teams that will invest back into talent who are looking to make an impact in their careers.

At Atrium Hospitality, our goal is to ensure that our associates have positive experiences. To achieve this, we are dedicated to creating a culture that upholds six fundamental values, which inspire us to continuously improve for the benefit of our associates and guests. These values are embodied in the acronym S.P.I.R.I.T. (Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork).

Salary Range: $90,000 - $98,000

Bonus Eligible

Primary Purpose: 
The primary purpose of the Executive Chef is to oversee the property’s day-to-day culinary operations and ensure that the culinary team produces the highest quality of food for guests and events according to Atrium standards. 

Work Performed: 

The Executive Chef will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments: 

  • Developing results-oriented associates through effective training, evaluation, motivation, coaching and counseling in accordance to Atrium’s Core Values; 

  • Leading the effort to achieve guest service standards by constantly seeking ways to improve products and services;  

  • Controlling labor costs with effective scheduling and cross training;  

  • Producing and conveying methods of production of culinary items for a la carte and catered functions; 

  • Achieving budgeted food percentages through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timing, inventory rotation measures, receiving and storage procedures, and waste control; 

  • Creating menus to enhance quality, consistency and concept; 

  • Partnering with food and beverage, sales and event teams to ensure guest culinary expectations are met; 

  • Teaching and enforcing health code requirements, safety procedures and cleanliness standards throughout kitchen(s);  

  • Manage direct reports by ensuring Associates understand employment practices, recommending employment decisions and corrective action, supporting performance management, and implementing discipline; 

  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; 

  • Support other departments as needed based on business demands; and 

  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position 


Required Prior Experience:

This role has a big focus on banquets and large-scale catering experience is required.

4+ years of supervisory experience in a hotel culinary position

Proven leadership skills.

Technical proficiency and ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of food preparation methods.

Experience in computing discount, interest, profit, and loss; commission, markups, and selling price; ratios, proportions, and percentages; surface, volumes, weights, and measures.

Preferred Licenses/ Certification:

Certification as "Executive Chef" or culinary degree from recognized culinary institute

Required Technology:

Microsoft Office Suite

Cloud Based Apps


Standing, bending, lifting, reaching, pushing pulling 

Lifting up to 50lbs occasionally

Lifting up to 10lbs regularly


Must be flexible with respect to working days, early mornings, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


When you’re an Atrium Associate, you’re a part of a crucial workforce providing the ultimate ‘Home Away From Home’ for our guests. We know that it takes a lot of time and effort to provide these exceptional experiences, so we reward your efforts with a competitive compensation plan and other benefits and perks that allow you to offer your best to our guests. These benefits include:

  • Daily Pay
  • Significant Travel Discounts on Marriott and/or Hilton properties
  • 401k Plans
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other property specific benefits

Plus, we make sure you can grow your career the way you want to through Internship programs, training and development and over 80 hotels that offer incredible opportunities for career driven associates.


Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Atrium Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Atrium Hospitality brinda igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los empleados y aplicantes de empleo y prohíbe la discriminación y el acoso de cualquier tipo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, edad, sexo, origen nacional, estado de discapacidad, genética, estado de veterano protegido, orientación sexual, género de identidad o expresión, o cualquier otra característica protegida por las leyes federales, estatales o locales. Esta política se aplica a todos los términos y condiciones de empleo, incluido el reclutamiento, la contratación, la colocación, la promoción, la terminación, el despido, el retiro, la transferencia, las licencias, la compensación y la capacitación.

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